I am starting the building process of a 220 gallon glass tank 6'x2'x30''s. I'm building a custom stand and canopy for it as well.
We have 2 Tetra Viquarium Waters Edge kits that we are going to use. Both with a little modding will make the 24''s we need to fill the front to back portions of the tank. That will take up approx 2 foot of land and the rest of the tank 4' will be water which will be approx 9'' deep. We've done one with a 180 in the past and loved it.
Also, in the water section I have a cascading creek also made by Tetra I believe. We are also going to have drift wood and a selection of live and fake plants/ trees.
Were also going to be adding a rain maker.
We plan on having, fish, frogs, turtles, newts, crabs etc in there for the live stock. We also want to have some lilies and bamboo plants as well as other misc live plants, non of which should need high intensity lighting.
Questions I have are:
Ive seen the talk about foggers but not sure which ones are good and where to get them from, so Id like that info please.
Also, lighting. I have a friend that is selling LED lighting that he used for his 220 saltwater reef tank, consists of 10k and actinic (blue) led lights as well as some T5s that are the same K values. He will sell them to me for a really good price. This setup even though it was saltwater was able to grow acros (A type of hard coral) on the very bottom of his 30'' tank so I know those leds can penetrate very well. But I'm concerned about the K values being too high. I could buy new bulbs and change them out I suppose but not to sure about LEDs specs as I am new to the LED lights for tanks.
Anyways, Ill post some pics of the progress so far. The 1st pic is my reef tank I built back in 06, I built that stand and canopy as well for that and loved it so much I am going to do this stand and canopy the same maybe a tad different.
Will have plenty of questions I'm sure!
Thanks everyone and The Planted Tank.
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